Hot Oven-Roasted Chicken



4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (2 1/2- to 3-pound) whole chicken


Stir together first 5 ingredients.

Place chicken in a shallow dish or heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; pour oil mixture over chicken. Cover or seal, and chill 8 hours.

Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Tuck wings under, and tie legs together with string, if desired. Place chicken, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.

Bake at 450° for 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into chicken thigh registers 180°.